[OS X TeX] Off topic: system stablitity

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Sun Jun 21 22:11:55 EDT 2009

Upgrading to 10.5.7, I get many more beachballs, and sometimes a crash/ 
freeze, with Mail than I did with 10.5.6. But that's pretty much the  
only problem with stability I have been having, and since it's  
localized to Mail, doesn't seem like a hardware problem.


On Jun 21, 2009, at 8:15 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> Hi, George,
> On Jun 21, 2009, at 08:15 , George Gratzer wrote:
>> Even though I reinstalled the system with wipe disk, it is much  
>> more unstable than ever before since the introduction of OS X. Now  
>> I work with the Force Quit Application window open all the time.
> As others have suggested, let us know the OS version and hardware  
> platform you are using.  For most of us, Mac OS X is stable  
> (certainly more so than Mac OS 8/9).  Hardware problems can cause  
> the kind of instability you are seeing.  Also, if you have a bunch  
> of 3rd-party apps or "widgets" of some sort, these can also cause  
> instability, particularly if these were originally intended for an  
> earlier version of Mac OS X than the one you are running now.
> One thing you can easily check is the system logs.  Open the Console  
> app (in /Applications/Utilities) and look at the system log for  
> entries that show up around the time you see problems.  If there are  
> error messages, you can search (e.g., via Google) for the message  
> wording to find pointers to discussions on Apple Forums.
> Justin
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